HUMMER EV Celebrates Independence Day by Doing 0-60 in 3.0 seconds

Photo By: GMC

Just because the truck is an EV doesn’t mean it’s an eco-friendly slouch.

To celebrate our nation’s independence, GMC engineers took the HUMMER EV Pickup — the world’s first all-electric hyper-truck — out for a demonstration run of the rig’s launch-control mode, called “Watts to Freedom” — AKA WTF.

Get it? Cute, right?

Despite weighing more than 9,000 pounds, the HUMMER EV Pickup is still able to power to 60 miles per hour from a dead standstill in around three seconds, which is incredibly impressive. In fact, it brings a patriotic tear to my eye.

READ MORE: Jeep Steals ‘Best-in-Class’ Title(s) from Bronco

The HUMMER EV and its 35-inch tires can seemingly defy physics by jumping to highway cruising speed faster than you can read this sentence because of its three onboard electric motors, which are powered by GM’s Ultium Drive system. All told, the HUMMER EV churns out 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 foot-pounds of torque. For those keeping track, that’s more torque than generated during an 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale. Probably.

The GMC HUMMER EV is driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables unprecedented off-road capability, extraordinary on-road performance and an immersive driving experience.
Photo by GMC

Here’s how Al Oppenheiser, HUMMER EV chief engineer puts it: “Watts to Freedom unlocks the full potential of the propulsion system and puts all of its available power to the pavement. It’s an all-encompassing experience unlike anything else — purpose-built for straight-line fun.”

Is it necessary for a pickup to reach 60 in 3.0 seconds? Not one bit. Is it neat. You bet. Happy fourth of July!

Latest Stories

Industry Spotlight: Imtra

Industry Spotlight: Imtra

From sourcing and manufacturing high-quality products to offering unmatched customer service, Imtra’s goal is to pair customers with products that…
Is Tesla's Cybertruck 'Cybertent' Ready For Overlanding?

Is Tesla's Cybertruck 'Cybertent' Ready For Overlanding?

The original tent render was fairly sharp-edged and transparent; the current deliverable is less so, which is expected for an…
A Sneak Peek at the Trail Course Driving Experience

A Sneak Peek at the Trail Course Driving Experience

Editor’s Note: Tobin Vigil wrote this excellent preview of what attendees can expect from the Trail Course Driving Experience at…

Photo by Brett Willhelm

THE WORLD IS WAITING.

We keep our fingers on the pulse of the Overlanding world. Join the Overland News community and get our email on all things overland—including Overland Expo show updates, offers, and overland-specific articles.